Mr Rakesh K Patel, Vice Chairman, Nirma Limited, is an MBA in the field of marketing from Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
He is an exemplary second-generation entrepreneur who plays a hands-on management role in procurement, production, logistics and HR functions of the Nirma Group. He also looks after the operations of the Castor Oil production business of the Group.
Apart from being a member of the Governing Body of the Nirma University and Managing Committee of Nirma Education and Research Foundation, he is also a Trustee of Nirma Foundation and other charitable trusts, founded by the Group.
He has provided exemplary leadership as a youth icon to social projects and activities undertaken by Group entities and trusts, especially related to the spread of education in rural areas. He has also played an exemplary role during the post-earthquake relief work in Gujarat.
In the past, he was also involved in the various activities of Ahmedabad Management Association as an invitee on the Governing Council.